How-To Support Small Businesses While Holiday Shopping
Start Shopping Early
By starting early you give the business owners time to restock and prepare for the holiday season. With shipping delays and staffing obstacles, not only will that help you make sure you get everything on your list with time to spare, it will help businesses keep their stores on track throughout the season
Make a Day of It
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, grab coffee while you browse, explore other museums and galleries nearby. Stores aren’t the only businesses that can provide holiday gift options. Check out some festive events at other local businesses!
Buy Gift Certificates
The perfect gift for the “impossible to shop for” person in your life. They get to buy whatever they want, businesses get the revenue, and you get the joy of making them both happy! Sounds like a sweet deal, right?
Spread the Word
Small businesses live on word of mouth and references from people in the community. Love a local business? Tell your friends! Post a photo on Instagram or Facebook and tag them! Give them the gift of free advertising this holiday season.